PM Stories

Jail Populations Creep Back Up After COVID-19 Weihua Li, Beth Schwartzapfel, and Michael R. Sisak, The Marshall Project

Incarceration Declined Only Slightly From Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 After an Unprecedented Drop in Incarceration in 2020 Vera Institute of Justice

Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way? Washington Post

Stuck in jail, waiting for a psychiatric bed. COVID-19 made an old problem worse. Troy Brynelson and Austin Jenkins, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Jails, Sheriffs, and Carceral Policymaking Aaron Littman, Vanderbilt Law Review

The Federal Funding that Fuels Mass Incarceration Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Brennan Center for Justice

Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence Will Close, Governor Says Tracey Tully, New York Times

In stunning move, Murphy to close scandal-ridden Edna Mahan state prison for women Ted Sherman, Blake Nelson, and SP Sullivan, NJ Advance Media

The Racist Fearmongering Campaigns Against Bail Reform, Explained Vincent M. Southerland, The Appeal

Stop Fearmongering About Progressive Prosecutors and Decarceral Policies Nikki Trautman Baszynski, The Appeal

Groups put pressure on Biden to fulfill campaign pledge to end solitary confinement Erik Ortiz, NBC News

She Was Stabbed and Left in a Cornfield in 1972. Now There’s an Arrest. Neil Vigdor, New York Times

The Murder Scandalizing Brazil’s Evangelical Church Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker

AM Stories

Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons Don Thompson, AP News

A Gun Rights Win in California With Sights Set on the Supreme Court Shawn Hubler and Adam Liptak, New York Times

US gun sales spiked during pandemic and continue to rise Edward Helmore, The Guardian

Mass shootings turn America’s gun culture into a killing culture Editorial Board, USA Today

New Report Finds Police-Perpetrated Killings in 2020 Were Vastly Underreported James Dennis Hoff, Truthout

Social justice protests have resulted in more police transparency and accountability. But federal officers don’t have the same rules. Rachel Weiner, Peter Hermann, and Tom Jackman, Washington Post

A Black Minneapolis man was shot by a US Marshals task force. Investigators say there’s no video evidence. Kim Bellware, Washington Post

DA George Gascón’s promise to review controversial police killings hits roadblocks James Queally, Los Angeles Times

Exclusive: Cops outed as racists or extremists are still on the job or were rehired, ADL says Will Carless, USA Today

As indictments in Capitol insurrection throw light on Oath Keepers and police membership, Region departments say testing helps weed out extremists Carrie Napoleon, Chicago Tribune

January 6 Conspiracy Case Deepens Against Oath Keepers Mark Follman and Dan Friedman, Mother Jones

US Capitol Attack Is Reshaping The Federal Counterterrorism Budget Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost